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Perceptions of support-seeking in young people attending a Youth Offending Team: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

King, E., , Brown, D, , Wright, A, and Petch, V., (2012) Perceptions of support-seeking in young people attending a Youth Offending Team: An interpretative phenomenological analysis Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

High levels of mental health problems have been identified in young people who have offended (committed/been convicted of a criminal offence). However, as with many young people, they tend not to seek support for their difficulties. This research aimed to explore support-seeking in this population by asking ‘What are the perceptions of support-seeking in young people attending a Youth Offending Team?’ Semi-structured interviews were carried out with six males (aged 13–18) and the transcripts were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Four master themes were revealed: Youth Offending Team attendance prompting reflection, Damaged self, Complexity of relationships and Internal conflicts. Generally participants perceived supportseeking as beneficial, but various barriers meant that they did not tend to view it as a viable coping strategy for themselves. Interventions aimed at addressing these barriers may help young people who have offended to seek support.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
King, E., UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brown, D, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wright, A, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Petch, V., UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 26 November 2012
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1177/1359104512465739
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:25
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 13:25
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/804338

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